Police: Woman murdered along DeKalb County trail

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DeKalb County Police are searching for the person who shot and killed a woman along a popular walking trail.

DeKalb County Police said around 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, people walking along a trail south of the Mainstreet subdivision near the 900 block of Lake Drive Court came across the body of a woman in the middle of the trail. Police said they believe the woman was in her late teens to early 20s.

Police believe the woman was shot on the trail.

Police were not yet able to identify her. No word how long the woman had been deceased, or the possible motive for murder. 

Investigators scoured the wooded area for hours into the evening and plan to resume their canvass Thursday in the daytime. 

Police are hoping witnesses and neighbors around the isolated crime scene will come forward to provide clues. 

The body will be taken to the crime lab for an autopsy and positive identification.